Felipe Leal, Jr. ships out to Afghanistan
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Felipe Leal, Jr.
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Sergeant First Class Felipe Leal Jr. has been sent to Afghanistan. This is 5th time he has gone to war.

Leal is currently assigned as a trainer/mentor to the army national guard and reserve units of all branches.

Leal was born in Karnes City, Texas on December 9, 1974. He graduated from Kenedy High School in May 1993 and entered the United States Army on October 14, 1997. He graduated from Armor One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a 19D Cavalry Scout.

SFC Leal’s duty Stations and positions include, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served as a Squad team Leader, Fort Polk, Louisiana, as a Tow gunner while there he qualified Distinguish with a perfect score of 1000pts twice, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, HHC 3-502 as Battalion Master Gunner the Battalion Gunner reflagged as 1st Squadron 75th Cavalry and he served as Platoon Sergeant, Section Sergeant in Bravo troop where he led his Platoon in a1-75 CAV Scout Gunnery finishing as the Squadrons TOP GUN Platoon. He was deployed to Kuwait for six months prior to the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and has led Soldiers in multiple follow-on deployments in support of OIF I, II, IV,VII. He is currently serving as at Trainer/Mentor at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. SFC Cavalry Scout 19D40B2D3 air assult braidely opreratore. Currently assigned as a trainer/mentor to the army national guard and resever units of all branches

SFC Leal’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (V-device, Oak Leaf), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (V-device, 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (9 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Reserves Combat Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 2), Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, and Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

SFC Leal’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course 1997, The Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course 2006, The Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course 2009, US Army Air Assault School 1998, Advance Infantry Marksman and Strategies Course in 2006. He is qualified as an Eagle First Responders/Combat Life Saver. His civilian education includes a High School Diploma.

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